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All the represented here artworks were
designed and painted by Dmitry A.Kazakov
Copyright Dmitry A.Kazakov

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Beatles Revolver
Ink, gouache and water-color on paper, 15.5x15.5 cm
This cover artwork was the first I made. For some unknown reasons I decided to abbreviate e in Beatles by an apostrophe.

  [The Beatles in the Web]
[Enlarge] Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
Fluorescent color, gouache and water-color on paper, 15.5x15.5 cm
Apart from the album this cover artwork was influenced by Clifford Simak's stories.
  [The Beatles in the Web]
[Enlarge] Deep Purple Burn
Ink, Gouache and water-color on paper, 13.5x13.5 cm
It was my first Purple's album and it astonished me. This sound you will find nowhere else. It is a wall that you can almost touch when you start the record. No matter that the Mark III is usually disregarded by fans and critique, I count it as one of Purple's best among with Fireball and Machine Head. The cover artwork was inspired by the music ... and the illustrations from Taffeln hoeherer Functionen by Janke, Emde and Loesch. If you ever studied applied mathematics you should know this book.
[Deep Purple in the Web]
[Enter] Demis Roussos
Gouache and water-color on paper, 10.5x10.5 cm
I am not a fan of Demis Roussos and never was. The cover artwork was made merely due to my fascination of ancient Greece and Greeks.
 
[Enlarge] Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice Jesus Christ-Superstar
Gouache and water-color on paper, 13.5x13.5 cm
Of course it is that wonderful version of 1970 with Ian Gillan as Jesus and Murray Head as Judas. I had an awful magnetic band copy of nearly half of the opera together with a Russian translation of lyrics. The tape was almost red and dispersed particles of the ferromagnetic layer. Only years later I gained a full copy. I was enjoyed by both music and lyrics which translation by an unknown enthusiast was very precise as I discovered later. Note that the name Christ is misspelt.
  [Andrew Lloyd Webber in the Web]
[Enlarge] Jethro Tull Aqualung (the first variant)
Ink, gouache and water-color on paper, 15.5x15.5 cm
The cover artwork was inspired by the title song, which is a masterpiece as well as the whole album. If you did not yet hear it, try to get the 25th anniversary special edition. It contains a very interesting interview with Jan Anderson devoted to Aqualung. On the cover the name Jethro is misspelt. That time in Russia Jethro Tull was available on the tapes copied in underground. The original album's cover I saw ten years later when I bought it in Germany.
  [Jethro Tull in the Web]
[Enlarge] Jethro Tull Aqualung (the second variant)
Gouache and water-color on paper, 13.5x13.5 cm
This variant I made mostly because I encountered to my dismay that Jethro Tull was spelt wrong. Although some surrealistic gears may be found on the artwork they have no special meaning ...
  [Jethro Tull in the Web]
[Enlarge] Jethro Tull War Child
Fluorescent color, gouache and water-color on paper, 13.5x13.5 cm
It is a nice album though it lacks the power of Aqualung or the drive of Stand up. The cover artwork was made under impression of the song The third Hoorah and Stern's A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. However I cannot figure out what they might have in common, I still feel them somehow related.
  [Jethro Tull in the Web]
[Enlarge] Jethro Tull Stormwatch
Gouache and water-color on paper, 13.5x13.5 cm
The album is a masterpiece. No words are required, listen to the record!
  [Jethro Tull in the Web]
[Enlarge] Manfred Mann's Earthband Watch
Gouache and water-color on paper, 13.5x13.5 cm

It is a very solid album, as I see it now. But that time it did not impress me much. However titles Davy's on the Road again and Mighty Quinn fascinated me, maybe because they both were live. They seemed to have nothing in common with the rest of the album rather cold and remote, though technically perfect.
 
[Enlarge] Paul McCartney Tug Of War
Fluorescent color, gouache and water-color on paper, 13.5x13.5 cm
This album impressed me much, especially the first two tracks Tug of War and Take it away. I discovered there perfect arrangements, fine tunes and drive. It was McCartney and George Martin at their best. This was also the first album which cover I made having seen the original cover before.
  [Paul McCartney in the Web]
[Enlarge] Rainbow Long Live Rock'n'Roll
Water-color on paper, 13.5x13.5 cm
One of the best albums from Blackmore - Dio alliance. The album's mood well responds St. Petersburg of the late soviet's era. It has same smell of decadence and an illusory feeling of that the time sands still.
  [Ritchie Blackmore in the Web]
[Enlarge] Queen Queen I
Gouache and water-color on paper, 13.5x13.5 cm
It is unbelievable how good the first album of a band can be. This is one of the best Queen's albums. And it differs very much from what one would expect from Queen. The cover was inspired by the psychedelic music of Doing all right.
  [Queen in the Web]
[Enlarge] Queen Sheer Heart Attack
Gouache and water-color on paper, 13.5x13.5 cm
Just an attempt to imagine a sheer heart attack ...
  [Queen in the Web]
[Enlarge] Queen A Night At The Opera
Fluorescent color, gouache and water-color on paper, 13.5x13.5 cm
Here I experimented with a blue fluorescent color of unknown origin. It stank moderately strong, which presumably should have indicated its high quality. I wanted the sky shining as it did in Japanese cartoons (no, I am not a fan of those) in the darkness of cinema. Unfortunately the gained effect was rather weak and has almost disappeared to the present time. The cover artwork was influenced by a nice exhibition of French carpets.
  [Queen in the Web]
Queen A Day At The Race
Gouache, water-color, ink on paper, 13.5x13.5 cm
The cover artwork continues the theme of the previous one.
  [Queen in the Web]
[Enlarge] Queen The Best Of Queen
Gouache and water-color on paper, 13.5x13.5 cm
The font was taken from the original cover of the Bulgarian issue. It was the single Queen's LP available in Russia. The quality was average but I enjoyed it much, especially because of We will rock you (News of the world).
  [Queen in the Web]
[Enlarge] The Fool Invention
Pencil on paper, 13.5x13.5 cm
The cover of a never recorded album of the band where I played bass.